Rua Augusta leading trough the Arco Rua Augusta to the Commerce Square, Lisbon, Portugal

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Rua Augusta (Augusta street) is located in one of the busiest quarters of Lisbon. Closed to traffic, this pedestrianised street has all sorts of shops for all sorts of tastes, flower peddlars, hot chestnuts sellers, street cafés, independent street Artists like the "statue man" or the familiar harmonica player and many, many more.

This street has on both extremes two magnificent squares: the Rossio Square and the Commerce Square. Near the arch that gives way to the Commerce Street you will find many peddlers with all sorts of things to sell from jewellery to shoes to handbags, neck-scarfs to temporary tattoos... anything... just name it!

Another curious thing in this area is the name of the streets that run parallel to Rua Augusta. They all come from the occupations or the materials once existent and worked on here: Rua dos Sapateiros (shoemakers), Rua da Prata (silver), Rua do Ouro (gold), etc. The old architectural style, originally from the reconstruction of Lisbon made by Marquês do Pombal after the 1755 earthquake, is still intact, so you can see many of the buildings as they originally were. You're going to love this street!

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Lucien Kivit on July 1, 2013

Filippo , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Lucien Kivit on July 2, 2013

Johnnie , thank you for your nice comment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

Tomros - Pano on July 5, 2013

I probably would love it!

like 23

greetings, tomas from toronto

Lucien Kivit on July 8, 2013

Tomas , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Anto & Pier on October 17, 2013

Nice shot and view. Like 24

Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier

Lucien Kivit on October 19, 2013

Anto & Pier , thank you for your kind comment and like, greetings Lucien

Armando Buira on November 7, 2013

Wonderful picture, excellent composition and very nice place!!! YSL 6/25.

My best wishes, Armando

Lucien Kivit on November 12, 2013

Armando , thank you for your nice omment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

Jarda cz on April 2, 2014

Perfectly captured the bustling street life - Greetings from Bohemia

Lucien Kivit on April 3, 2014

Jaroslav, thank you for your kind comment and like, greetings Lucien

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